October 29 in Pop Culture History

October 29 in Pop Culture History
1618 – Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded for conspiring against James I of England.

1886 – The first ticker tape parade took place in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets after the Statue of Liberty was dedicated.

1888 – The Convention of Constantinople was signed, guaranteeing maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.

1929 – “Black Tuesday” – The New York Stock Exchange crashed.

1955 – #1 Hit October 29, 1955 – November 25, 1955: Roger WilliamsAutumn Leaves

1966 – William Hartnell made his last appearance as the First Doctor in the concluding moments of Episode 4 of the Doctor Who serial ‘The Tenth Planet’. No original copies are known to exist.

1966 – #1 Hit October 29, 1966 – November 4, 1966: Question Mark & the Mysterians96 Tears

1967 – Montreal’s World Fair – Expo 67 closed, with over 50 million visitors.

1971 – Rock Guitarist Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident.

1983 – #1 Hit October 29, 1983 – November 11, 1983: Kenny Rogers with Dolly PartonIslands in the Stream

1993- The very first “Got Milk?” commercial was broadcast. It was directed by Michael Bay.

1998 – The Gothenburg discotheque fire in Sweden killed 63 students and injured 200 more.

1998 – Space Shuttle Discovery took off with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

2012 – Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the United States, killing 148 people directly and 138 in the aftermath.

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